Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Tallinn

Estonian Open-Air Museum

If tourists won’t go to the countryside, let’s bring the countryside to them. That's the modus operandi of this excellent, sprawling complex, where historic buildings have been plucked and transplanted among the tal…
Top Choice Gallery in Tallinn

Kumu

This futuristic, Finnish-designed, seven-storey building (2006) is a spectacular structure of limestone, glass and copper, nicely integrated into the landscape. Kumu (the name is short for kunstimuuseum or art museu…
Top Choice Square in Tallinn

Town Hall Square

Raekoja plats has been the pulsing heart of Tallinn since markets began here in the 11th century. One side is taken is taken up by the Gothic town hall, while the rest is ringed by pretty pastel-coloured buildings d…
Top Choice Cathedral in Tallinn

Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral

The positioning of this magnificent, onion-domed Russian Orthodox cathedral (completed in 1900) at the heart of the country's main administrative hub was no accident: the church was one of many built in the last par…
Top Choice Palace in Tallinn

Kadriorg Art Museum

Kadriorg Palace, built by Peter the Great between 1718 and 1736, now houses a branch of the Estonian Art Museum devoted to Dutch, German and Italian paintings from the 16th to the 18th centuries, and Russian works f…
Top Choice International in Tallinn

NOA

It's worth the trek out to the far side of Pirita to this elegant eatery which opened in 2014 and was rated the best in Estonia that very year. It's housed in a stylish low-slung pavilion which gazes back over Talli…
Top Choice Estonian in Tallinn

Leib

An inconspicuous gate opens onto a large lawn guarded by busts of Sean Connery and Robert Burns. Welcome to the former home of Tallinn’s Scottish club (really!), where ‘simple, soulful food’ is served along with hom…
Top Choice New Nordic in Tallinn

Ö

Award-winning Ö (pronounced 'er') has carved a unique space in Tallinn’s culinary world, delivering inventive degustation menus showcasing seasonal Estonian produce. There's a distinct 'New Nordic' influence at play…
Top Choice Estonian in Tallinn

Rataskaevu 16

If you've ever had a hankering for braised roast elk, this is the place to come. Although it's hardly a traditional eatery, plenty of Estonian faves fill the menu – fried Baltic herrings, grilled pork fillet and Est…
Top Choice Vegan in Tallinn

Vegan Restoran V

Visiting vegans are spoiled for choice in this wonderful restaurant. In summer everyone wants one of the four tables on the street but the atmospheric interior is just as great. The food is excellent; expect the lik…